About living and visiting Beijing, Chinese culture, restaurants, interior design and some odd news - written by a former 'laowai'

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  • The Beijinger online
    on Apr 27, 2013 in media
    We all know that The Beijinger, the popular monthly magazine, has a website which is a great source for information and a comprehensive directory. But beside that website, they also blog actual news. And further more, you can read thei...
  • About this blog and closure with China
    on Apr 27, 2013 in Air Quality blogging Expatlife
    It is almost five years since we have left Beijing. Here in Thailand, where we live now, sometimes, I come across people who also have lived in Beijing. Then we have our subject: "How did you like Beijing?", "When have you been there?", "Wher...
  • Ai Weiwei alive and kicking
    on Apr 25, 2013
    What seems another fun, harmless, and maybe not even very artistic Gangnam style copy by Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, together with a group of friends, is a way to keep him going. It looks like he enjoyed the crazy dancing. And of course, Ai W...
  • Sanyuanli Fresh Market
    on Apr 23, 2013 in Food Shopping
     my favorite market stall at Sanyuanli no 101It is one of the best fresh markets in Beijing - quality and cleanness wise. From the main street - you will see a big sign in roman letters "Sanyuanli" over the entrance. The market stretches in&...
  • How to become a legal Alien in ChinaWhen you travel by air to China, the flight attendent will hand out immigrartion forms that you need to fill in and hand over at immigration. If you turn the form, you will find the small print on the back of the departure card. Authorities ask...
  • CCTV Tower: Ready to move in - Who would have thought it will take so long?
    on Aug 24, 2012 in architecture
    Beijing CCTV Tower out of a taxi cab in February 2012 The CCTV Tower, now, one of the most famous landmarks in Beijing was proudly presented to the world during the Olympics in 2008. From the outside, the building seems finished - since ove...
  • A Rap Song for Beijing
    on Apr 4, 2012 in Culture Expatlife Odd video
    Jason Chu, a hip-hop artist from the US, had been living in Beijing for the last two years. He had been working, learning, and taking in the language and culture. Now, Jason is returning home and his latest rap song is a farewell letter to Beijing.
  • Hong Kong: Handbags by Bez & Oho
    on Feb 26, 2012
    Bez & Oho online Boutique The internet is a great place to discover new things - and that's why we all love it! Today I found Bez & Oho in Hong Kong via Nicely Made in China. And you do not need to be in Hong Kong to see their colourful han...
  • Beijing Air is not healthy and where to get regular updates about Beijing Air Quality
    on Feb 26, 2012 in Air Quality
    I used to check the government website for air quality here. It provides daily the Air Pollution Index (API) and corresponding grade for about 85 Chinese cities. But when you live in Beijing you would be interested in getting this inf...
  • Be an artist and add to the installation of Mo Yi at the Opposite House
    on Feb 26, 2012 in Art Sanlitun
    During these cold winter days in Beijing, you might come along the streets of Sanlitun. And when the icy wind makes you shiver, stop by The Opposite House - the boutique hotel with the green glass front - for a hot tea or a t...
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